All posts by Matthew Schweitzer

To Survive and Succeed in Mosul

Following a recent day trip to eastern Mosul to visit the clinics receiving support from Soccer Salam, EPIC’s Matthew Schweitzer describes the sheer destruction facing the lifelong residents struggling to repair their war-torn city. Just across the Tigris, ISIS violence continues unabated.

photo credit: Matthew Schweitzer
photo credit: Matthew Schweitzer

Interview with Joost Hiltermann: Proxy War in Post-ISIS Iraq

In northern Iraq, Turkey and Iran are playing their proxies against each other. This rivalry will shape the region’s post-ISIS landscape, and could spark future conflict. To learn more, we spoke with Joost Hiltermann, program director for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group and an expert on Iraqi Kurdistan.